Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Modern Eon 1981 Radio Recordings

I have to admit, I don't know a great deal about this band (although I do own their only album and one of their singles). Nevertheless, some of you reading this will have seen them in their Rainbow support slot of 7th March 1981 (assuming of course that you weren't propping up a bar until the headliners appeared!) and other UK dates that made up 'The Meninblack Tour'.

For those familiar with this short lived Liverpool band, I though that you might like to hear some radio sessions that appeared recently on Dime (thanks here do to the original uploader, dclubok). Giving these tracks a listen, the material is very much of it's time and very in keeping with the scene that was at that time emerging from Liverpool.

More information on the band can be found on their site, here. Moreover, Modern Eon feature in Phil Coxon's excellent account of following the band on this tour, as posted on the official site.

Modern Eon in 1981

John Peel Session BBC   1981-02-05

1. High Noon
2. The Grass Still Grows
3. Mechanic
4. Real Hymn

Richard Skinner's Radio One show 
Recorded 10th September 1981

1. The Foist
2. Garland Leaves
3. After the Party
4. From the Window

BBC In concert Royal COurt Theater, Liverpool, UK
FM broadcast 1981-02-21  This is incomplete.

Second Still     --    missing
Watching The Dancers  --   missing
01 Waiting for the cavalry
02 Mechanic
03 Choreography
04 Euthenics
05 Real Hymn

Files have been uploaded in lossless FLAC format.


  1. can re-upload this?
    thanks and congratulations for the block

  2. yes any chance of re-upload please? thanking you.

  3. New link posted for Modern Eon by request.

    1. Thank you so much for the new link - been trying to get the Richard Skinner session for the last 30 years!
      Kind regards.

  4. To get to the link to the Facebook page for modern eon you need to click on the name "Alexander King" in the post above.

  5. Good day! I simply wanted to say the fact that you sure have made a stunning domain. Also I would like to know one thing. Have you ever participated in any blogging competitions?